With the rest of your life ahead of you, it is important to make the most of it and an apprenticeship is a great way to start. It can feel like University is your only option as your school years come to an end. Not so. Here are 7 good reasons to choose an Apprenticeship as an alternative.
The choice of careers under the Apprenticeship scheme are vast and span a large number of industries. With openings in the manufacturing sector for metal spinners, the transport industry for air cabin crew or a chef in the hospitality arena, one of your difficulties will be to deciding what you want to be. These are to name but a few.
You start earning from day one of your Apprenticeship scheme. You will be doing a real job alongside experienced employees. As you gain experience and progress through your Apprenticeship your salary will increase too.
Unlike University, there are no large bank loans required when opting for an Apprenticeship. In fact there are little or no costs involved. The average University student will rack up a whopping £35,000 to £40,000 of debt by the time their degree is finished. With an Apprenticeship, you will be earning while you learn without a debt in sight.
You will gain relevant on the job training whilst working with experienced staff which will make you more employable in the future. What better way to learn than by actually doing the job and getting hands on practical experience?
Guidance and Support
Whilst on your Apprenticeship you will have an advisor who ensures that your training fits both you and your employers requirements. These advisors are on hand to help you through any difficult times and to guide you through your Apprenticeship smoothly and successfully.
Learn on the Job
You will gain the required knowledge, skills and qualifications to gain a future position in your chosen vocation. You will work towards qualifications such as National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) which are recognised by employers all over the country.
A Great Start to your Career
It has been reported that employers prefer to have the option to train someone in-house and develop them within the company, rather than employing a graduate who has only had classroom based experience. A beauty therapist, for example, that has passed all the required beauty courses as well as had the hands-on experience is instantly far more valuable to a business.
What are you waiting for? Get your CV written and get applying and don’t forget to tell us how you get on.